Leeds United manager Thomas Christiansen eyes striker Caleb Ekuban as his first choice up front while Felix Wiedwald is a near certainty to retain his place between the sticks after their performances against Barnsley on Saturday, according to a report.
The Yorkshire Evening Post claim on their website that the duo, who both returned to the starting XI for the 2-0 win over the Tykes, impressed their manager and are set to retain their places for future fixtures, starting with the home clash against Aston Villa on Friday.
It is said that Ekuban, who was making his second Championship start of the season after suffering a broken bone in his foot in his first league outing, only needs to add goals to his displays to cement his place in the first team, as he seems suited to playing as a sole striker in Christiansen’s preferred tactical approach.
However, with Kemar Roofe and Pierre Michel Lasogga, who was missing on Saturday with a leg injury, both vying for the same role, it could be a difficult decision for the Danish manager in what is a crucial position.
Meanwhile Wiedwald kept his seventh clean sheet in 14 starts for the Whites, having sat out for six games with Andy Lonergan taking his place, but it is said the German shot stopper is to keep his place when Villa visit Elland Road.
In other Leeds United news, Christiansen has said that it was a ‘very good week’ and that he is making bold demands of his players.